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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Governor Hogan Closes Bars, Dine-In Restaurants, Movie Theaters and Gyms
Governor Larry Hogan announced that all bars, dine-in restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms will close at 5:00 p.m. today - Monday, March 16, 2020.
MD Agencies Launch New Web Page Dedicated to Business Resourses in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak
The MD Dept. of Commerce and several other state agencies launched a new webpage dedicated to business resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
SBA Announces Availability of Economic Disaster Loans
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in small business assistance and can be used to cover payroll, cover inventory, pay debt or other expenses.
COVID-19 Notice for MD SBDC Clients, Stakeholders and Partners
The Maryland SBDC is making adjustments to its service delivery during the COVID-19 health emergency.
SBA Certification Process for Women-Owned Small Businesses Will Change July 1, 2020
Once the changes go into effect, you will have to either certify through an approved third-party entity or go through SBA’s FREE online certification at
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is hosting "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Unlock Your Path to Purpose, Profit and Prosperity" on March 26th. Register today!
USDA Announces Rural Energy Funding for Ag Producers and Small Rural Businesses
Recipients can use REAP funding to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar.
Applications Now Open for TEDCO's Investment Funds
TEDCO, MD’s economic engine for technology companies, is now accepting investment applications for its Rural Business Innovation Initiative, Builder Fund, Seed Funds, and MD Venture Fund.
Western Maryland Consortium Services Available
The Western Maryland Consortium continues to offer funding for educational assistance and workforce opportunities for eligible persons in Garrett County, MD.
How to Grow Your Business Through Marketing & Design Workshop Offered
CurlyRed, a branding, print and web design company, will host a FREE Lunch n' Learn Session at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, on October 23rd.
Ready, Set, GROW! Small Business Development Event Set for October 18th
Are you interested in contracting opportunities with government agencies? If so, then the Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop is for you.
Webinar Series: How to Contract With the Federal Government
Beginning on August 13th, GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization will hold a series of webinars to help small business owners contract with the federal government.
HUBZone Eligibility Assistance Hours are Changing
HUBZone eligibility assistance hours are shifting to Thursdays only from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, beginning on August 5, 2019.
Garrett College to Host SBDC Business Seminar
Are you ready to start a business? The Ready, Set, Go! Seminar is designed specifically for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company.
SBA Sponsors Go Global Webinar Series
During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you a FREE four-part webinar series to help you take your business global.